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2010-10-26 16:15:00

First large-scale study shows that most older patients hospitalized with severe sepsis face years of cognitive, physical decline, according to U-M research ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older adults who survive severe sepsis are at higher risk for long-term cognitive impairment and physical limitations than those hospitalized for other reasons, according to researchers from the University of Michigan Health System. Research to be published Oct. 27 today in the...

2010-10-26 12:44:00

VANCOUVER, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ - Sirius Genomics, a developer of companion diagnostics, announced today that U.S. Patent # 7,820,376 entitled "Protein C Polymorphisms" has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent relates to a novel use of a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) located in the Protein C gene. "The patent covers methods of predicting outcome or prognosis in sepsis, and other related conditions, by determining a subject's genotype at the...

2010-10-19 15:55:39

High fat diets cause a dramatic immune system overreaction to sepsis, a condition of systemic bacterial infection. An experimental study in mice, published in the open access journal BMC Physiology, has shown that a diet high in saturated fat, sugars and cholesterol greatly exaggerates the inflammatory response to sepsis. Chantal Rivera, PhD Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, said that "Mortality due to...

2010-10-19 08:05:00

Combination of Toraymyxin(TM) and EAA(TM) represents first theranostic trial in sepsis TORONTO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX:SDI), a Phase III company seeking FDA approval for its lead theranostics product for the treatment severe sepsis and septic shock, today announced initiation of its U.S. pivotal trial of Toraymyxin(TM), a therapeutic hemoperfusion device that removes endotoxin from the bloodstream, for patients with severe sepsis. The Cooper...

2010-10-15 02:00:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, October 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Medical today announced the European launch of its new NICOM(R) System which offers an integrated Pulse Oximetry functionality (OxiMax(R) Covidien plc). In addition to core hemodynamic parameters including Cardiac Output (CO), Stroke Volume (SV), Noninvasive Blood Pressure (NIBP), Total Peripheral Resistance (TPR) and Stroke Volume Variation (SVV), the new system provides a new important parameter, Oxygen Delivery Index (DO2I)....

2010-10-12 15:50:00

ONTARIO, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its campaign to extort concessions from Prime Healthcare in contract negotiations at its Centinela Hospital Medical Center and to coerce Prime Healthcare into executing a "neutrality agreement" for all of its hospitals so that employees lose the right to intelligently choose whether to join a union, the SEIU has distributed a faulty analysis that suggests high septicemia rates at Prime Healthcare hospitals are the result of a serious...

2010-10-01 06:14:00

MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) is urging healthcare providers, patients and policymakers worldwide to treat sepsis as a medical emergency. "Tens of millions of people die from sepsis each year, making it the likely leading cause of death worldwide. Sepsis kills regardless of age, ethnicity, location and access to care," said Konrad Reinhart, M.D., Chairman of the GSA and director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care...

2010-09-30 14:49:12

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia researchers find unusual suspect holds the secret for new approach to treat severe sepsis Severe sepsis, a disease characterised by a sudden drop in blood pressure and progressive organ dysfunction following infection, remains one of the most common causes of mortality in intensive care units worldwide. Even under the best possible medical conditions, mortality rates range between 30 and 70%. A research team from the Instituto Gulbenkian de...

2010-09-27 10:20:00

MANHASSET, N.Y., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty percent of U.S. adults are not familiar with sepsis, despite the fact that more than 200,000 Americans die from it every year, making sepsis one of the leading causes of death in the nation. Lack of awareness is even higher among adults over age 65, who are at greater risk of sepsis, according to a new national survey sponsored by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health...

2010-07-28 13:37:29

Rogier van Doorn and colleagues from Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam present a Learning Forum article in this week's PLoS Medicine that describes three unusual cases of patients with listerial meningitis. Listeriosis is a foodborne infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes that presents with a sepsis-like syndrome or as an acute-to-subacute central nervous system infection, mostly meningitis, with a 20%-30% mortality despite adequate treatment. Listeriosis in the developed world has most commonly...


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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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